The Forum will encourage thought provoking discussions through active engagement and solicit outcome based recommendations. The Forum focus will include, but is not limited to, the following questions:

PANEL 1: Assurance

  • What is the impact of worldwide regional differences as it relates to governmental regulations?
  • What would be the benefits of a global harmonization?
  • How do we deal with regional and cultural differences?
  • What are the requirements to assure a safe and efficient industry?

PANEL 2: Innovation

  • How can we boost innovation power?
  • Is standardization blocking innovation?
  • Evolution or revolution? Pros and cons of the two fundamental innovation philosophies.
  • Learning by doing? Do we have a culture of learning from experience?
  • Is innovation an obligation of institutions or individual companies?

PANEL 3: Safety

  • What is the future role and approach of safety management?
  • How to exceed requirements imposed by governmental regulations?
  • Long term investment versus short term profit to assure a sustainable safety culture?